Wednesday December 21, 2011
LocalEats has undertaken some considerable developments of late. We've significantly upgraded our iPhone and iPad apps, and our recent partnership with Bitehunter means daily deals at great local restaurants are now available for our users. Perhaps our most exciting new feature is the inclusion of restaurant menus on our website and apps. Users can pull up current menus for over 12,000 restaurants on our site. Here are the complete details.
NEW YORK CITY - (December 21, 2012) - LocalEats, a top-selling travel app dedicated to helping diners find the best locally owned restaurants in America, and SinglePlatform, a company committed to helping local businesses get discovered online, announced a content partnership today. The partnership places SinglePlatform's menu content into both the LocalEats iPhone and iPad apps, as well as the LocalEats.com website. The new content brings LocalEats users complete access to 12,000+ restaurant menus from LocalEats-selected restaurants, without having to leave the app or the LocalEats website to view them.
Since the LocalEats app launched in 2008, it has consistently added increased in-app functionality for users, such as the ability to call a taxi via Taxi Magic, make a reservation with OpenTable, or even find a restaurant deal, through its recently announced partnership with top dining deal aggregator BiteHunter.
SinglePlatform co-founder Wiley Cerilli said, "LocalEats is unusual in that it's not a user-generated content app, but instead is a highly curated app that doesn't include chains. At SinglePlatform, we want to help the world find exactly these sorts of restaurants -- places that perhaps don't have the resources to plug their menu into the internet across the spectrum, or even have a website -- but which can greatly benefit from having it deployed from a "single platform" like ours."
"We are happy have a menu partner who can provide more than just big-city restaurant menus, and in fact shares our commitment to helping great local restaurants across America be discovered," said Kelsey Weaver of LocalEats. "Because of their direct relationship with restaurants, SinglePlatform has the most up-to-date menus available in markets of every size, from large to small. Users of LocalEats will enjoy the increased convenience of viewing menus in-app. "
The LocalEats app, which also includes international destinations, is available now in the App Store.
LocalEats is dedicated to providing the best hand-curated restaurant guide in America. While the company began as Magellan Press, Inc., an independent book publishing company which created a popular dining guide for travelers called Where The Locals Eat, the guide went completely digital in 2008. LocalEats was the top selling paid dining app in the App Store in 2010, according to iTunes. Today the LocalEats iPhone and iPad apps, as well as its website, are a one-stop resource for finding the best restaurants in America, at the best prices…with menus consumers can see in-app. For more information, visit www.localeats.com
SinglePlatform is focused on building tools for local businesses and enhancing digital publishers by bringing local storefronts online. SinglePlatform was founded in 2010 on the premise that local businesses do not have the time and resources to manage the ever-changing digital landscape of online publishers, review sites, city guides, mobile applications and more. Named by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as one of "America's Most Promising Startups of 2011," SinglePlatform's free API allows publishers to integrate more than half a million menus from local businesses. For more information, visit www.singleplatform.com